A Dining room designed by Christopher Wren, the Great Hall is still used by the Chelsea Pensioners every day for breakfast and lunch. Available for evening hire, the Great Hall is the largest of the spaces at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. With its oak panelled walls and magnificent paintings of British monarchs, it is a truly stunning place to hold a seated dinner for up to 270 people.
For smaller dinners and drinks receptions the State Apartments provide a stunning but intimate setting. With a seating capacity for a dinner of up to 96 in the ornately decorated, double height council chamber, and space for up to 220 people for a drinks reception across the two rooms. Figure Court is included when hiring the State Apartments, perfect for summer outdoor drinks receptions.
With Views over the South Grounds and onto the Thames. Figure Court dates from 1682. This central courtyard forms the oldest part of the Royal Hospital and is bordered by the Great Hall, the Chapel, the State Apartments, Wren House and an elegant Doric Colonnade. With stylish outdoor space at a premium in this part of London, Figure Court provides a stunning location for a drinks reception or photography, with a stunning central Gilded statue of Charles II by Grinling Gibbons. Figure Court is included in the venue Hire for the Great Hall, State Apartments and Wren House.
Burton Court is a gated sports facility and green space at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. It is available for cricket pitch hire from June to September and is incredibly popular for charity and corporate cricket matches. The Pavilion at Burton Court was newly refurbished for the 2016 season and includes changing rooms and showers. There is a large area for a marquee which can be put up by one of our fantastic approved marquee suppliers. Our approved caterers can provide picnics, BBQ's and afternoon teas to complete the perfect outdoor summer event.
Wren House offers magnificent views across the Royal Hospital's gardens and out towards the Thames. Recently refurbished, it presents itself as a perfect space for more intimate gatherings and dinners or business meetings. With direct access to the South Grounds and Figure Court it offers the flexibility of combining both an indoor and outdoor event. We are currently running an introductory offer on daytime meeting bookings in Wren House; £1000+ VAT full day, and £500+ VAT half day. This cost includes furniture, screen with click share, whiteboard, flip chart plus stationary for guests.
Home to the world famous Chelsea Flower Show, the picturesque Ranelagh Gardens make the perfect space for any outdoor event. Secluded, seasonal and adaptable the Gardens can be transformed with marquees to host a range of activities from barbecues and children's parties to theatrical performances and corporate team-building events. Made up of upper, middle and lower gardens, and available in the summer months of July August and September, Ranelagh is truly an oasis in the City.
Wren's Baroque chapel sits at the heart of his original buildings and is a rare example of his pure ecclesiastical style, retaining the original wainscotting, pews and plasterwork. It is a perfect setting for concerts, Christmas carols and music recitals with the Hospital's professional choir and organist available for events. The Chapel is available to hire only in conjunction with another venue space and can seat up to 400 people. Sebastiano Ricci's mural 'The Resurrection' creates a stunning backdrop to this beautiful venue. The Chapel will be closed for refurbishment until July 2016.